10 November 2010

cut short




Pretty harsh on myself last week. I mean I didn't get one post in. Felt like I did nothing. Nevermind that I am on our local Bioneers steering committee and the conference was all day Friday and Saturday. And that the Aggies played basketball Friday night and football Saturday. And that it was the last soccer game and I needed to set the lucky jello. And that I had invited my true soul friend Leslie to do some true soul poetry readings at Bioneers. She came all the way down from Idaho Falls and brought her daughters and grandbabies and husband and son-in-law and we feasted on delivered pizza and gooood conversation. Bioneers is a spiritual retreat for me. The women who speak, speak to that deep part of me, the woman I want to become. I'm always incredibly fed and enthused at the end of the conference. So Sunday morning I wanted to connect with the fam. I suggested a short hike in the canyon to see the last days of autumn... before the storm set in. We made it to the turn off to spring hollow and that was it. The boys refused to get out of the car. They (and I) were tired and cranky and it felt forced. I jumped out and snapped a photo at the bridge and pouted back down the canyon. We did take a detour. We saw a brush covered sign that said USU ropes course. Less than a mile from the house. Weird stuff up there. A lot of left over junk from research projects. We named the mud huts the peyote dens. When we finally returned home I thought I'd read and ended up napping three hours. The exhaustion catching up to me. I should have known. Even the sunlight is rationing its gaze.

5 comments:

karen gerstenberger said...

Those huts remind me of the Bories in the south of France - shepherd's huts.
I hope that you are recuperating from exhaustion and feel better soon.

Kaitlan said...

you take really good pictures. Hailey asked me the other day, "when are we going to DeAnn's house, I want to see chloe." We need to come up, let us know when is good for you guys. By the way, did you see the Jazz game last night. AWESOME!

dixie said...

The bridge picture is beautiful. I miss the Autumn colors, so I really enjoyed that picture.
Get some rest!

karen gerstenberger said...

I'd love to hear more about the book you mentioned in your comment! It's amazing what our animals understand. Liger has ALWAYS been so smart that it makes us wonder. He is the cat who used to gather Playmobil toys that pertained to whatever we were watching on TV and bring them downstairs, and then play "soccer" with them in the hall (making noise so we would notice him). If if was a mystery, he would bring police or medical gear. When Katie was sick, he brought Playmobil flowers.

Sara Jane said...

I love your pictures. I think your mood is probably the onset of a new season...maybe? I feel that way at times.